MHS Field Trips: Spring 2014 - “Morden, Winkler and the Manitoba Escarpment”

14 June 2014

Escorted by John Lehr

This full-day trip, escorted by historical geographer John Lehr, focusses on the history, geography and geology of a fascinating part of southern Manitoba. It includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Canadian Fossil Museum in Morden, a tour of Morden’s heritage architecture, a visit to the Winkler Heritage Museum, a look at the settlement history of the area, including a visit to the ghost town of Nelsonville, once Manitoba’s third largest settlement, and views of some spectacular scenery along the Manitoba Escarpment.

A lunch in Winkler featuring home-made traditional Mennonite food is included. Transportation will be by washroom-equipped, air conditioned bus.

The tour will leave from the northwest corner of Grant Park Shopping Centre (Winnipeg) at 8.30 AM and will return to the departure point between 5.00 and 5.30 PM.

The cost for members of the Manitoba Historical Society or Creative Retirement Manitoba is $95.00 per person, or $105 for non-members.

To register for the trip, please call D’Arcy Mansell at Creative Retirement Manitoba at 204-949-2565 or register online at

Page revised: 5 April 2014